Landlord Electrical Installation Condition Reports

Our experienced electricians provide a full comprehensive electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) across Hertfordshire & surrounding areas.

What is a Landlord Electrical Installation Condition Report?

As a landlord, it is a must that you have a valid Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) done every 5 years. This can be done by a qualified electrician that examines your rental property’s electrical installations. If your property passes this inspection then you’ll receive a valid Electrical report.

If your property happens to fail this inspection then this work must be carried out within 28 days of the initial inspection, or sooner if specified on the report. Once this work has been completed you must then get written confirmation from the electrician that has carried out the relevant fixes.

If you fail to comply with the EICR rules then the local authorities can issue fines of up to £30,000 once they have issued you a notice. If you ignore this notice then the local authority will arrange for the work to be carried out and recover their costs from the property owner.

How does an EICR inspection work?

The aim of the electrical report is to highlight, prevent or fix the some of the following electrical risks:

  • Any possible fire hazards caused by electrics
  • Risk of electric shock
  • Lack of earthing
  • Overloaded circuits or equipment
  • Damaged electrical equipment e.g sockets


This will be done by inspecting the following electrical items & more:

  • Electrical units
  • Lighting
  • Switches
  • Sockets

The electrician will rate the condition of each electrical installation as either ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ which is followed by a code:

  • Code 1 (C1): Danger present. Risk of injury. The electrical inspector may make any C1 hazards safe before leaving the property.
  • Code 2 (C2): Potentially dangerous.
  • Further Investigation (FI): Further investigation required without delay.
  • Code 3 (C3): Improvement recommended. Further remedial work is not required for the report to be deemed satisfactory.


Even though a C3 code may appear ‘unsatisfactory’, it still counts as a ‘pass’ and does not mean the installation is unsafe.


A valid EICR lasts for five years, after that time a new inspection must be carried out by a qualified electrician.

EICRs must be carried out by a qualified electrician.
EICR stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report

It depends on the size of the property however it usually takes between one and 2 hours to complete the report.

No. PAT stands for Portable Appliance Testing and is simply a check on appliances such as kettles and lamps.

Our electrician will need good access to sockets, switches and the fuse board.

Yes, You will lose power temporally as we cant work with the main power on.

You do not need to provide an Electrical Installation Condition Report to sell a property, however it will give the buyer peace of mind that the property is electrically safe.

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